What’s That Crack In My Tooth?

Do you see a crack in your tooth? Or, have you bitten into something and you are experiencing a serious, very obvious break? When you know that the word you would apply to what’s going on with your oral health is “crack” as it applies to your tooth but you didn’t know there were different types of fractures, you can find that you aren’t having the easiest time figuring out what’s wrong, what to do, or how we will help you. As we will usually suggest to you, it is absolutely time to come in for a dental care visit with our Cleveland, TX team! So, give us a call ASAP. For now, a bit of insightful information will help.

When You Break Your Tooth

When what you’re seeing or feeling is a true crack, as in the tissue of your tooth has separated to any degree, it is time to see us immediately. Don’t wait. Don’t figure that you’ll just talk with us about it at your upcoming checkup. Call us to schedule emergency dental care. Remember that breaks in the tissue of your tooth allow entrance for bacteria. When this happens, you can go from dealing with structural concerns to damage and an infection. Avoid additional developments and save your tooth by seeing us right away.

When You See A Possible Crack In Your Enamel

When you’re brushing your teeth, applying makeup, standing close to the mirror for any other reason, etc., and you notice you have a crack (or what you guess is a crack) in the outer layer of your tooth (called enamel), don’t panic. This is probably a craze line. Yes, it’s a fissure. No, it isn’t causing harm to your tooth. Can you ignore it? Of course! However, if you find that it’s displeasing to your eye and you’d really like it to go away, we offer cosmetic dental care for that. Whitening will address staining within these fissures, helping to camouflage them. Or, you may go the route of bonding or veneers to actually cover them up. As always, the best way to figure out where to go next with your smile is to visit our team!

Treat Cracked Teeth With Our Team Immediately!

Don’t ignore cracks, even if you’re not sure what you’re seeing. Come in to see our team soon, so we can protect your smile health. Call our Cleveland Family Dentistry office in Cleveland, TX, today at (281) 592-1234. We proudly serve patients and their families from Cleveland, Kingwood, New Caney, Conroe, Livingston, Huffman, and all surrounding communities.